Challenging Muslim Stereotypes

Join Tawseef Khan and Zeba Talkhani as they discuss challenging Muslim stereotypes chaired by Kirsteen Paterson as part of Aye Write 2021.

Challenging Muslim Stereotypes

About Challenging Muslim Stereotypes

Why are Muslim men portrayed as inherently violent? Does the veil violate women's rights? Is Islam stopping Muslims from integrating?

Across western societies, Muslims are more misunderstood than any other minority. But what does it mean to believe in Islam today, to have forged your beliefs and identity in the shadow of 9/11 and the War on Terror?

Exploding stereotypes from both inside and outside the faith, Tawseef Khan’s The Muslim Problem is both a wake-up call for non-believers and a passionate new framework for Muslims to navigate a world that is often set against them.

In My Past Is a Foreign Country, 28-year-old Zeba Talkhani charts her experiences growing up in Saudi Arabia amid patriarchal customs reminiscent of The Handmaid's Tale, and her journey to find freedom in India, Germany and the UK. Rejecting the traditional path her culture had chosen for her, she became financially independent and married on her own terms in the UK. Drawing on her personal experiences she shows how she fought for the right to her individuality as a Muslim feminist and refused to let negative experiences define her.

*This performance is live/pre-recorded and will be available to watch for three weeks after the broadcast date to accommodate different time zones.

This performance is included in the Aye Write 2021 festival pass, so you will not need to purchase this event if you have already purchased a pass.

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